The Cody Middle School 7th Grade Volleyball Team are Conference Champions! Over the weekend our 7th Grade Filly Volleyball Team hosted the Conference Tournament. Having previously lost to Lovell twice this season, the Fillies battled and ended up beating an incredibly talented Lovell team in the finals to become Conference Champions! Way to go Fillies, and way to go Coach Osborne and Coach Beaudrie!
Dear CMS Community, The CMS After School Tutoring / Extended Day Program will begin next week on Monday, October 18. The Program will run from 3:35 - 4:25 pm, Monday - Wednesday. The program will focus on academic assistance and enrichment. A late bus will run each day. Visit the CMS Website for more information.
Dear CMS Family, Tomorrow, October 14, we will run our 1st Late Start Schedule! Doors open at 7:50 am; classes start at 8:20 am. This will NOT impact district transportation in any way. Students are welcome to show up anytime between 7:50 - 8:20 am. Staff will provide supervision for students arriving before 8:20.
CMS Family, Big Horn Cinema and Cody Regional Health have partnered with PCSD#6 to offer a FREE screening of "Screenagers Next Chapter." The film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges/the interplay of social media. Unfortunately the event will be postponed! We are working to reschedule the event.
The Cody Middle School 8th Grade Fillies Volleyball Team went undefeated this season and won the Jamboree! Way to go Fillies and Coach Larsen!
This morning Cody Middle School NJHS students, Aubree Sperry, Dylan Power, and Maddie Beaudrie, delivered thank you notes and gift baskets to healthcare providers in our Cody community. We wanted to send a shout out and big thank you to all of our healthcare professionals. Go Broncs and Fillies!
Dear CMS Community, This is just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences start tomorrow! Conferences will be Tuesday, October 5th, and Thursday, October 7th from 4pm - 7:30pm. All attendees will need to enter the front main office entrance. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dear CMS Community, Picture retakes will be taking place on Thursday, October 14. We have partnered with Thompson Portrait Studio, and order forms can be picked up at the front office. If you have any questions please contact the Front Office or Thompson Portrait Studio directly at 307.250.1192. Thanks!
Dear CMS Community, This is just a reminder that we will be holding in-person Parent Teacher Conferences next week on Tuesday, October 5th, and Thursday, October 7th from 4pm - 7:30pm. All attendees will need to enter the front main entrance. Thank you for your continued support of CMS. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just a reminder, The middle school will be having its Canvas workshop from 4:30-5:30 today. Anyone interested in learning more about Canvas or getting refresher is more than welcome. Hope to see you there!
Dear CMS Family, We will NOT run a Late Start Schedule tomorrow, September 30th. Our first Thursday Late Start Schedule will be Thursday, October 14. This will not impact transportation routes. On Thursday, October 14, classes will start at 8:20. Students may be dropped off anytime between 7:30 - 8:20am.
September 24, 2021 Greetings, I wanted to take the time to inform you, our stakeholders, about an upcoming change at Cody Middle School. Our teachers currently utilize Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to drive instruction and ensure lessons are addressing the academic needs of our students. This is one of the most effective practices used in education. Knowing that, we have tried to ensure that our teachers have adequate time to use the PLC process to its fullest potential. Currently PLCs are taking place often early in the morning, late at night, or during the time specifically set aside for teacher lesson planning and grading. To address this, we will be instituting a late start on Thursdays, each week, starting Thursday, October 14th. School will start at 8:20am, rather than 8:00am. The most important part of this message that I can convey moving forward is that this will not impact drop-off or bussing in any way. Students will still be dropped off at the same time and the bussing schedule will not be altered. We understand the potential impact that would have on our families and have no intentions of causing that kind of undue stress. The overall impact of the day will be minimal, while the impact on instruction and student learning will be large. On Thursdays, passing periods will be reduced by 30 seconds and classes reduced by 1 minute and 30 seconds. These small schedule changes will address the 20 minute late start. From 8:00am - 8:20am, students will be separated by grade level throughout the building, either in the gym, cafeteria, or library. Staff will provide supervision, and students can use this time to work on homework, collaborate with peers, or simply relax before the school day starts. I want to provide as much clarity as possible and, in doing so, I will be holding a brief forum at the middle school on Wednesday, September 29th from 5:00 - 5:30pm to answer questions. I will also be available any time during parent teacher conferences to answer questions regarding the work of our PLCs or the implementation of the late start schedule. I appreciate all of the support you provide to Cody Middle School. As we move through this transition, if you have concerns, please reach out at 307-587-4273. Again, this change will not impact drop off times or transportation in any way, and it will have an immense positive impact on the educational experience of our students. Thank you for your time spent reading this and have a wonderful weekend. Go Broncs and Fillies! Respectfully, Nathan Tedjeske, Principal Jacob Gogan, Assistant Principal
Dear CMS, PCSD6 is holding a community event on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m in Wynona Thompson Auditorium. We are welcoming all members of the community to provide input into determining the qualities of our next Superintendent. A 2nd event will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Central Office.
Canvas Tutorial Next Thursday, September 30, from 4:30 to 5:30, Cody Middle School will be welcoming families in to assist them with navigating Canvas. Those interested please enter through the main doors and we will have large group session in the cafeteria. If you have any questions, please let us know!
Dear CMS Family, We welcome you to attend Parent Teacher Conferences in person this year! Our CMS Staff will be available on October 5th and October 7th from 4pm – 7pm. We would love to see you there! All visitors to CMS will need to enter the Front Office Doors. Parking is available in the front and east lots.
Cody Middle School Remote Learning Expectations Hello, my name is Nathan Tedjeske; I’m the principal at CMS. I wanted to lay out some expectations that we have of students while they are in a remote learning environment, as well as some expectations that families should have of the school. If at any time, you have any questions about these expectations, feel free to call us at 307-587-4273. Attendance: • To be counted present during a remote learning day, students must email their advisory teacher that day. An example of this could simply be an email saying “Hi Mr. Smith, just checking in today”. If a student has questions for a specific teacher, reach out to that teacher at their Park 6 email. • Online instruction will only be provided to students in quarantine or isolation. Students who are absent due to other illnesses will not be provided online instruction. Online Learning: • Students can access their classes content, assignments, and Zoom links on their Canvas page. • Assignments are still due during a quarantine/isolation situation and to receive credit for these assignments, the work must be completed and turned in on Canvas, unless specifically directed otherwise by the teacher. • Students who are attending a zoom session should exhibit the following: o Be respectful and on task o Be dressed for school o Answer Questions when prompted o Mute yourself if there are loud noises in the background o Complete classroom assignments as if attending in person o Alert the teacher if something is unclear or you have missed directions or instruction • If there are technical problems, we will try to address them at that time, but they may require further assistance from the tech department. Communication: • CMS teachers will only be communicating with CMS students through platforms approved by the district (email, Canvas, Zoom, etc.) • Allow for 24hr response times for emails. • If facing technology difficulties, please reach out to our front office at 307-587-4273 We understand the difficulties that the online learning environment can present and are always available to help. Please call 307-587-4273 and we will support our students as best we can. For questions regarding quarantine, isolation, duration dates, please ask for the school nurse when you call.
Cody Middle School Homecoming Spirit Week Next week is homecoming week at Cody High School and Cody Middle School! Homecoming is an annual tradition here in Cody, and as CMS Broncs and Fillies we’re excited to announce our spirit week festivities. Feel free to participate in any of the Spirit Week Themes! Staff and students alike are welcome to demonstrate their school spirit. Monday - September 20th | Decades Day 8th Grade - 80s 7th Grade - 70s 6th Grade - 60s Staff - Any decade of your choosing A blast from the past, match your style with your decade! Tuesday - September 21st | Tiaras/Tutus/Tie-Dye You can choose any of them or all of them; Mix and match! Wednesday - September 22nd | Wild West Wednesday Dress like you are back in the Buffalo Bill Cody Era of the rough and tough West! Thursday - September 23rd | Sports/Jersey Day Wear your favorite sports jersey or your favorite sports attire. Friday - September 24th | Broncs and Fillies, Blue and Gold Day Wear your Cody Broncs and Fillies blue and gold apparel with pride! Hats are allowed only if they are a part of the costume
Dear Cody Middle School Families and Students, Our Cody Middle School Broncs and Fillies have started off the year well! However, with COVID cases on the rise throughout Park County and the school district, we wanted to reach out and provide some clarity concerning COVID and how it is being addressed at the school level. Our intention is to provide our CMS Family with some information pertaining to our health and safety protocols currently being implemented at Cody Middle School. CMS students and staff are continuing to social distance when possible. Some classrooms simply are not big enough to accommodate the 6-foot social distance guidelines, so masks have continued to be recommended but not required. Our CMS Nurse has continued to work hard at contact tracing and communicating with families. Cleaning and sanitizing protocols have continued across all PCSD#6 Schools. The CMS custodial staff has been working daily and diligently to keep our school clean and sanitized. CMS is currently in the process of updating our HVAC system to include a bipolar ionization feature that deactivates harmful substances like bacteria, mold, allergens, and viruses in the air. Frequent hand washing is continuing to be encouraged and hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the school. Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, students, and their families. We want to make sure our doors stay open and that students can continue with in-person learning. Park County School District #6 recently communicated out the most recent guidelines on exposure and quarantine procedures. I have included that information below. Close contact exposure with a COVID-positive individual at school will result in: Quarantine - An unmasked student will be required to quarantine. Remain in School - A student, properly wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose, will not be required to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. Remain in School - A vaccinated student will be required to wear a mask for 14 days and may remain at school if they remain asymptomatic. (Per CDC Guidelines with proof of vaccination.) Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Go Broncs and Fillies! Respectfully, Nathan Tedjeske - Cody Middle School Principal Jacob Gogan - Cody Middle School Assistant Principal
CMS Community, Families, Parents, and Guardians, We will be holding our annual Back To School Night next week, Wednesday, September 8th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. CMS Staff will be available to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. We are looking forward to meeting everyone, and thank you for your continued support of Cody Middle School! Go Broncs and Fillies!
Hello CMS Families! We are excited to announce that this year, Thompson Portrait Studio will be taking the school pictures for Cody Middle School during PE classes on September 8th and 9th. With picture day fast approaching, below are ways to make the day easy on everyone. Your order form and payment will be required on picture day, so check with your middle schooler as they will be given this form sometime this week or next in their advisory class. • Please have your order form(s) completed and your package selected. One child per order form!If you have multiple children, please enclose the cash or check in each separate envelope. • Be sure to include all information requested on the order form. If we have questions, we will need to contact you directly. • Have your child(ren) bring the order envelope with them to their picture time. They will be collected by the photographer as the they are photographed. • We choose the best image and print it in the package/add-ons that you ordered. Doing this will speed up processing time so you have your pictures back quickly. We have had less than a dozen retakes in 13 years due to expressions. However, if you are not happy with your child’s expression, we will retake the picture at no cost to you or refund your money. Simply return your entire photo package to school on retake/make-up day. • Please call or text at 307-250-1192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.